Just like us, dogs can get irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a chronic digestive system disorder that can cause discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, mucus in stool and other GI issues. Please contact me if your dog is experiencing tummy troubles as a result of a bothersome food. We will work together to create a customized meal plan for your dog.
Coconut oil is a staple in my dog’s diet, and has a wide range of benefits.
You know what they say about eggs … incredible, edible and lots more! They take very little time to prepare, can be used alone or in recipes, and provide a highly digestible protein for your dog. If that didn’t offer enough reasons to include them in your dog’s diet, here’s another reason: You can use eggshell as a calcium supplement.
Arthritis is common in dogs, just like it is in people. So what can we do for our furry friends who are feeling achy, inflamed and sore from arthritis? There are some dietary and lifestyle adjustments we humans can use — look into them for your dogs too!
Recently, I attended a workshop on healthy pet foods. The seminar was conducted at a veterinary clinic and the speakers focused on many issues, including the process of making pet food. This process includes removing many nutrients, and then adding them back, in artificial versions.
Do you ever wonder if you should give your dog a multivitamin / mineral supplement? There has been so much discussion on this topic, for both pets and us humans.
However, I know the raw diet is controversial and not everyone is ready to take the plunge. Despite our own mentalities, we need to make sure our dogs are getting what they need nutritionally, and this includes bone. However, it has to be done properly.
This recipe idea includes frozen mashed up peas, lean pork and omega-3 in the form of a supplemental fish oil pill.
Phytochemicals are chemicals in plants (‘phyto’ = plant) that don’t contain nutrients, but do contain qualities that can prevent or protect against disease.
The more I thought about it, the more I thought, hmm, if vitamin D deficiency is so common in humans — especially northerners who don’t get adequate sunlight, and those who wear sunscreen — then what about in dogs?
Dogs can get prostate cancer just like humans. Diet and lifestyle changes can help reduce risk, and some recommendations for humans may also be helpful for dogs. These suggestions, originally written for humans but probably helpful for our furry friends, include…
I have been dealing with urinary incontinence in my older dog for over a year now. She was always flawless in her housetraining, never the kind of dog who would go potty in the house. This is in contrast to previous dogs who may have left ‘presents’ occasionally.